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The Florida RV Trade Association’s (FRVTA) board of directors voted to send $30,000 to help Hurricane Katrina victims during the organization’s annual convention in September.
FRVTA said the money would be divided into $15,000 donations to both the Salvation Army and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
“Many of our board members have been impacted by hurricanes over the past couple of years,” said FRVTA President Scott Schmidt. “We appreciate how much damage can be done from hurricanes and feel it is up to everyone in our industry to make a donation to the charity of their choice.”
Many of FRVTA’s regions will also be sending funds to help hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast. Region 4 (Orlando) has already approved sending $10,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
“With so many of our members sending relief, we thought it was necessary to allocate funds from our regional treasury,” said Matt O’Born, Region 4 president. “We were recipients of help from last year’s four hurricanes that hit Florida and we felt it was time to give something back.”
The FRVTA State Convention was held September 8-11 at Hawk’s Cay Resort in the Florida Keys. The meeting featured RVIA President Dave Humphreys, RVIA President-elect Richard Coon and RVDA President Mike Molino.
The 2006 FRVTA Convention will be held Sept. 7-10 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort.